My, my. Where has the time gone? It was here just a minute ago.
However, no worries! Each day the world is born anew. Each moment a new beginning. So, how will you step into 2017?
“REGARDLESS of age or condition this message is written to everyone. If you are middle-aged and have lost hope of ever realizing that youthful dream, read this message until your hopes are rekindled. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE. Say it over and over again. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE. MY DREAMS CAN COME TRUE. Say it until you feel new life running through you like an electric shock. Square your shoulders, breathe deep, and STEP OUT OF YOUR RUT.
If you are seventy years old, then I say to you, you are only seventy years old because you think you are. Your body is made over every eleven months, so if you are using your birthright, you ought to be in condition to start anything you want to do. Stop telling people what you used to do and think. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO NOW? Call on the life within you; it is there–all the energy and creative power you can ever need for anything. USE IT!
I don’t care what your present conditions may be, whether you are seemingly walled up in by responsibilities that you cannot climb over nor crawl under, whether you are a bedridden cripple or a woman with a crowd of little children and never made a dollar in your life. The same law that brings riches and power to the captain of finance is the law that you have used to bring poverty and disease. It does not matter where you are or what your condition is, you would not be there unless your subconscious mind held the patterns by which you live.” 
So, what do you think?
Did the words of Dr. Bloodworth inspire you? Can you embrace the power within you to: be brave enough, dream bigger, take a risk, mend a quarrel, cultivate self-compassion, be strong enough to be vulnerable, have faith after failure to try again, forgive, trust again, express gratitude and joy, treat yourself like someone you love?
In 2017, I encourage you to breathe life into the words of Mark Twain “Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you have never been hurt and live like it’s heaven on earth.”
That’s what I am going to do. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
 Dr. Venice J. Bloodworth, Key to Yourself. Opening the Door to a Joyful Life from within, Paperback ed. (Copyright2014 by Snowball Publishing)Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.